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. aaron and eun back to you. >> we're staying on top of breaking news out of russia. the emergency ministry telling nbc news that some 500 people are hurt after a meteor shower sent debris crashing to the ground. >> we've been all over video pouring into the newsroom of that meteor. you can see it causing a huge streak across the sky, a light. russia's academy of science weighed it in at about ten tons and entered the atmosphere at 33,000 miles per hour. doctors say they were almost hundreds of injuries there suffering from cuts, from broken glass that resulted from the sonic boom from that meteor. we'll continue to follow this. bring you the latest throughout the morning. >>> we're continuing to follow breaking news out of south africa. olympic sprinter oscar pistorius is charged with murder for the death of his girlfriend reeva steenkamp. prosecutors there say they will seek a premeditated murder charge against him. pistorius' first court appearance ended a little more than 30 minutes ago. the judge delayed the bail hearing until next week which means pistorius will remain in cus
have been hurt after a meteorite fell in western russia. it crashed about 1,000 miles east of moscow. look at this amateur video. you can see that meteorite literally streaking across the sky. unbelievable to look at causing that bright flash of light. it collapsed a factory roof, shattered windows. there are reports that more than 400 people were injured by broken glass. mostly in apartments here. it was about 9:00 in the morning when it came through. the aftermath left large clouds of smoke behind. at the live desk, melissa mollet, news 4. >>> melissa, thank you. >> incredible video coming out of russia. the fact that it was -- the impact was so great that it affected buildings, glass shattering, car alarms going off. >>> the sonic boom. three people ended up in the hospital being admitted into hospitals. hundreds of other people were hurt. just a scary thing. people thought they were under attack. reports where people thought there was an attack happening. >> if you didn't know it was coming and you looked up in the sky and heard the explosions, you might wonder what's going on. f
out of russia. tonight that little girl is here in northern virginia and her parents are talking about the mountain of red tape they had to climb to get her. darcy spencer is in vienna with the story. >> lilly is the late addition to th family. this -- to this family. this is possibly the last russian orphan to be adopted by an american family. >> she deserves mom and i daddy and a sister. so it was a great feeling to take her out of there. >> her journey from a russian orphanage, where lived on tea and crushed biscuits are over. >> it was out of my control and out of my hands, and just sit and wait. the unknown. >> the uncertainty was tough. >> it was painful. >> when she went to russia to get lilly, there were legal problems and holdups and other challenges. but working with the state department, u.s. embassy and russian courts she got the final go ahead so take lilly to america. >> just drive out of there as fast as we could. literally. just run. take her and run. >> for many months, lilly's room sat empty, but now she is here, her room and this home are now complete. >> the family
the skies over russia. >>> the temperature made read in the 20s. but ♪ ♪ if loving you is wrong ♪ i don't wanna be right [ record scratch ] what?! it's not bad for you. it just tastes that way. [ female announcer ] honey nut cheerios cereal -- heart-healthy, whole grain oats. you can't go wrong loving it. bee happy. bee healthy. with clusters of flakes and o's. oh, ho ho... it's the honey sweetness. i...i mean, >>> weather and traffic on the 1s. early on this president's day morning. i'm meteorologist tom kierein. it is a cold morning. temperatures near 20 degrees now. we have winds that are gusting up to around 15, 20 miles per hour. windchills in the teens. here's the temperature scale. there's the time scale. we're going to be warming into the low to mid-40s by mid-afternoon. by this evening, back down into the 30s by midnight. i'm back with your seven-day outlook in ten minutes. a look at traffic now with danella. good morning. >>> good morning. let's talk about the earlier fire under way at 355 south frederick avenue. we saw derrick ward there. your closure at south sum
software. they were able to speak by old-school radio with the russians every time they passed over russia in orbit. they were never in any danger. tonight the system's back up and running. and we happen to know "nightly news" is uploaded to the space station each evening, so at least they get to see themselves on tv. >>> as the british newspaper the "daily mail" breathlessly put it today, kate put her baby bump on parade. today's public event at hope house, a rehab facility in south london, was the first appearance by kate middleton in public since being visibly with child. easily the most anxiously awaited birth in the uk since diana herself was pregnant with prince william 30 years ago. to be fair, the "daily mail" went on to describe her as radiant today. now halfway through her pregnancy. >>> vice president joe biden is out with another one of those sound bites that could live on for a long time. he appeared on a live video town hall on gun violence sponsored by facebook and "parents" magazine. he was responding to a gun owner fearful about a ban on certain kinds of weapons and clips,
within just hours of each other. this morning in a remote part of russia, some thought the world was ending when a ten-ton meteor, five stories tall, hurtled to earth and exploded, causing a lot of injuries and doing a lot of damage without actually hitting anything. its fiery descent was captured in vivid detail by numerous cameras. >>> and then this afternoon there was a very close call with a massive astroid that whizzed by just 17,000 miles from our planet. in celestial terms, that's a very near miss. what do scientists make of all this? it was all one big cosmic coincidence. nbc's tom costello reports. >> reporter: the video from russia is incredible. a massive meteor traveling at 33,000 miles per hour, trailing a brilliant quite con trail, hitting the atmosphere and exploding with the force of an atomic bomb. [ explosion ] >> reporter: the shock wave over the town damaged thousands of buildings, knocked down a factory wall and blew out windows across the city in freezing temperatures. just as kids were starting the school day. >> translator: the ceiling was okay. but all th
this weekend. it's even colder, coming up. >> thanks, doug. >>> something incredible in russia. a meteor traveling thousands of miles an hour. they say it was 20 miles every second and created a sonic blast, shattered glass, injured hundreds of people. it happened as a much larger asteroid passed by our planet later in the day. nbc's duncan golestoni has the report. >> reporter: astonishing pictures showing the meteorite streaking across the early morning size, the size constituented to be about 10 tons and the speed 33,000 miles per hour. it was seen and felt on the ground as wointsds shattered as the roof of a factory collapsed. all that damage thought to be caused by the sonic boom. >> much smaller meteorites. they happened -- they happen hundreds of times every year, but only several times a year are they actually seen to fall by people, and very rarely do they do any damage. >> reporter: nearly 1,000 people have been injured, mostly hurt by flying glass. the meteor hit on the same day that an asteroid named 2012-da-14 makes the closest recorded path of an asteroid to earth, closer t
says she's determined to return for next year's olympic games in sochi, russia. in austria where vonn had to be air lifted to a hospital, keir, good morning to you. >> reporter: matt, thank you. lindsey vonn laid on the course. you can see the course snaking through the trees. her doctor has spoken to her and he says she is so determined that she's already talking about how she'll recover. >> lindsey vonn, trying to find the perfect grip. >> reporter: halfway down, making a jump and turning. then a horrific crash, tumbling out of control and harrowing cries. her emotion reveals how her right leg sprained, knee twisted, ligaments torn and a bone fractured. her sister's reaction said it all, fellow competitor looking shocked. vonn was air lifted out and taken to a local hospital. vonn is the most successful american skier in history. won the bronze in vancouver, four-time world champion. so fearless, she has been injured in every championship event, olympics and world championship since 2007. a win or nothing competitor, as she told matt in 2010. >> i've never had so many crashes and so
. in russia the trail was seen streaking across the sky about 900 miles east of the moscow. the interior ministry said about 400 people were injured as meteorite fragments caused explosions in buildings. most of the injuries were caused by broken glass. a local official said the meterier shower may be connected to an asteroid passing today. >>> and that close encounter with the asteroid happened today in the u.s. the asteroid called 2012 da2014 will zoom pass us. the closest in more than a century. it poses no danger to us but if it fell toth it could explode with the force of an atomic bomb. >>> a day's onward deal has finally come to an end for people on board the cruise ship triumph. nbc's mark porter is in mobile where he watched the ship come in. mark, what you have been hearing from passengers coming off that ship? >> reporter: well, they've been moving them out. you can see that the triumph is behind me now. thing, relatively quiet here except for the trains that you can hear but a few hours earlier, things were very busy here. the ship docked about 10:15 eastern time. it took abo
's find the first lady's bangs? a different kind of gold rush in russia. and a spectacular look off the coast of california. "early today" starts right now. >> announcer: this is "early today" for tuesday, february 19th, 2013. >>> good morning. i'm mara schiavocampo. former olympian oscar pistorius back in court this morning and there are new details emerging on the murder case against him. the track star arrived just hours ago for a bail hearing in the south african capital. prosecutors say pistorius fired four shots at girlfriend reeva steenkamp during her bath door last week, the 29-year-old model was hit three times and the bathroom door later broken open. pistorius was arrested thursday and charged with premeditated murder. a sentence capable of carrying a life sentence. defense lawyers say the killing was nut murder. >>> meanwhile, funeral service being held in port elizabeth. it capped six days of dramatic fall from grace for the man known as south africa golden boy. today, major sponsors like oakley and nike are cutting ties with pistorius say they go will no longer use him
after an apparent meteor shower. >> this happened in the mountains much russia. that meteor was hard to miss as it streaked across the clear sky and literally shook the ground. this is amateur video of the meteor shower coming through. you can see it caused a huge flash of light in the sky before that crash. the country's emergency ministry says fragments of the meteor fell in a thinly populated area. it's an area about 900 miles east of moscow. more than 400 people are injured. mostly from broken glass. we're told, though, only three people have serious injuries. we've also gotten reports of at least one collapsed building. a roof. we'll continue to stay on top of this and bring you the latest as we get it. >> let's go to melissa mollet at the live desk. melissa? >> right now the bail hearing for olympic sprinter oscar pistorius is well under way. we have video of him arriving at court. nbc news has a reporter inside who says oscar is standing in court crying, his head hanging down, hands to his face. the double amputee is charged with murder in the shooting death of his girlfriend,
, it happened in russia but local scientists are also buzzing over the meteor that came crashing down from space. it happened on the same day a large asteroid came close to the planet. news4's tom sherwood at the smithsonian. how soon this could happen again. >> reporter: a meteor slammed into earth inside russia with a sonic boom injuring hundreds. almost the same day, a large asteroid narrowly misses earth, passing just 17,000 miles away. just a near miss in galactic terms. >> now that sounds like a long ways, but keep in mind, that's less than one-tenth of the distance to the moon. >> reporter: the two extraordinary incidents from space have smithsonian scientists enthralled about the chances for new materials to study. smithsonian natural history scientist tim mccoy. >> it's very exciting. it is a great thing to be able to see one of these events. two big things like this making news and making people aware of the kinds of things we're doing just don't happen very often. >> reporter: mccoy showed news4 labs inside the smithsonian war more than 35,000 meteorite pieces are kept. these pieces a
a meteor streaked through the skies over russia. >>> no hiding from this winter this morning. we're going to find down right frigid out there as you step out the door. your forecast next with weather and >>> good news if you're a fan of maker's mark. it's restoring the alcohol volume in the popular whiskey. it announced it was lowering the alcohol in the bottles because of a supply shortage. loyal customers were furious about that. thousands told the company they would rather deal with an occasional supply shortage than an inferior whiskey. they tweeted yesterday, you spoke, we listen. back to normal. >>> time for weather and traffic on the 1s. meteorologist tom kierein tell us about this cold day, tom. >> it doesn't look that cold when you look at the live view from the city camera. looks like a clear, typical morning. but it is frigid. starting off with temperatures near 20 degrees. most of the region. reagan national at 23 degrees. then you add in the wind. the wind is gusting around 20 to 25 miles per hour. therefore, windchills are down into the teens and single digits. the windchill
>>> good morning. breaking news. a terrifying scene in russia overnight. a ten-ton meteorite plunging to earth, exploding in a blinding flash. debris and shattered glass injurying hundr i injuring hundreds of people and it was all caught on tape >>> nightmare over. thousands of passengers finally off that disabled cruise ship last night. we get a better look at what they went through on board. two passengers speak out in an exclusive live interview. >>> head in hands, olympic spri sprinter oscar pistorius breaks down in court this morning as he is formally charged with the murder of his girlfriend. we're live in south africa with more of that story this morning, "today," friday, february 15th, 2013. >> announcer: from nbc news, this is a special edition of "today" with matt lauer and savannah guthrie, live from bosto boston. >> and you're looking at a live sh shot. i'm matt lauer along with savannah guthrie. we are on a friday field trip in boston this morning. >> we are inside this city's historic hall. we'll get into everything that makes boston such a great place. there's
night, the beginning of the next winter olympics, now exactly a year off. we'll be in sochi, russia, a place nobody really knows anything about. so we get a scouting report tonight from nbc's jim maceda in sochi. >> reporter: welcome to sochi, host of the 2014 winter olympics. with a year to go on the countdown clock and temperatures in the mild 50s, citizens of this black sea resort, known more for its spas and palm trees, wonder why it was picked at all. i think it's pure show for putin on the international stage, she says. >> sochi is going to become a new world-class resort for the new russia and the whole world. >> reporter: russian president vladimir putin has kept that pledge, surprisingly made in english, six years ago. and has turned this into an olympic park. running it like a ceo every step of the way. today, the ice rinks are completed and hosting international events. while in the mountains, just 30 miles away, sochi's ski jump and other alpine runs are primed. putin, an avid skier himself, is pleased. so are u.s. competitors here. >> hopefully a lot of people will make
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for the debate over gun control in recent weeks. >>> we're tracking breaking news out of russia this morning after an overnight mining accident. >> also ahead, not the attention they wanted. the tough questions some of the world's big approximate he's tech companies are being asked to answer. >>> plus, the images are dramatic, but we'll look at whether this latest light show from the sun will have any impact on us from earth. >>> morning showers as you head out the door. how long the rain will stick around and the impact the weather will have on your >>> check out this cute little rescue. firefighters in florida got an unusual rescue call sunday. a woman walking a dog called 9-1-1. reporting that a group of ducklings had slipped through the cracks in a street grate and were trapped in the sewer. firefighters brought a ladder and went into the sewer 15 feet underground. they were rounded up and all eight were taken away. i'm glad they made it out safely. >> they would love the weather today. let's get a look at our forecast. >> you need an umbrella this morning. we have light rain off and on
there is no threat of anything fall out of the sky like was the case in russia. >> meanwhile in russia, scientists say they have discovered fragments of last week's meteor. workers found pieces of a rock in a small lake and tests conclude the fragments did, indeed, come from outer space. the shock wave injured more than a thousand people and damaged thousands of homes and businesses. >> people in russia are trying to capitalize selling pieces of the rock on ebay. some pieces are going for around $1,000. this isn't the first time a meteor rite has brought in collectors. last year director steven spielberg bought a piece of a 1960 meet rite. >> the u.n. is studying and discussing the potential threat of more impacts on earth. it also started working on an international response to the close calls. last friday, a 160-foot wide asteroid buzzed by earth missing us by only 17,000 miles. that doesn't seem close, but it is. let's check in with tom kierein for the latest on the forecast. outside ton storm team 4 weather deck. >> the air is invigorating. it's a cold february day. just a little bit above fre
yesterday. if that explosive and damaging strike from a ten-ton meteor in russia didn't get our attention then maybe the close fly by of a large asteroid several hours later did. experts say a direct hit on land would have resulted in catastrophic destruction. so what's being done to identify threatening space rocks? more importantly, do we have the means to intercept them before they hit? the answers aren't exactly reassuring. nbc's michelle franzen has this report. >> reporter: shock waves. today crews in the russian province covered a trail of debris, some 50 acres caused by yesterday's fireball and at a nearby frozen lake searchers collected possible fragments of the meteor. scientists say it exploded with a force 20 times greater than the hiroshima bomb with the earth's atmosphere acting as a cushion. the fireball shattered windows, damaged buildings, and injured more than a thousand people. the biggest bang in more than a century caught scientists by surprise as the world was focused on a bigger asteroid and its close encounter with earth. and overnight in northern california report
pumps burst into flames. >>> why this impressive and terrifying meteor shower over the skies in russia something we'll not see again in our lifetim [ anouncer ] ihop is in time square to compare new griddle-melts to your usual breakfast sandwich. it doesn't seem like fast food. there's a lot of substance, it just seems really fresh. there's like a lot more flavor. [ anouncer ] ihop is building our best breakfast sandwiches ever. new griddle-melts made fresh and hot. hand crafted just for you. it's like a sexy sandwich. i love this crispy bread... ...the roasted red peppers. it's awesome. [ anouncer ] compare new griddle melts yourself. just $4.99 at ihop. this is an epic breakfast sandwich. [ anouncer ] ihop. everything you love about breakfast. you want that don't you? >>> new details about last week's massive meteorite over russia. nasa says it's the largest meteorite to enter earth's atmosphere had more than a century. scientists estimate it weighed 10,000 tons and energy equivalent to 500 kilo tons. it hurt more than a thousand people and damaged 4,000 buildings. some homes. a lot
posts. central media around the world was way up except for people in greenland and russia. >>> around the parents of the two super bowl coaches, jack and jackie harbaugh had a difficult time during the super bowl according to governor chris christie sitting next to them. >> they looked almost physically in pain. at the really did. i felt awful for them. they're just wonderful people. kind people, we had conversations during halftime. they were wonderful folks, but they were clearly in misery. >>> finally in europe, the investigation of world soccer has uncovered hundreds of expected cases of match fixing. authorities said there were 380 suspicious cases of match fixes in europe and another 300 around the world. >> early today sports brought to you by just for men. >>> anchorman sequel gets bridesmaid and in cement, just as joe pesci predicted. you're watching "early today." >>> welcome back on this terse morning. really only a heads-up forecast for areas like new york city, light snow out there. a little bit of a coating at most an inch. also coastal areas of connecticut into rhode is
that is, captured a 10 ton meteor hurdling in the sky over russia before it exploded with the force of a bomb. it blew out windows and injured 1,000 people from flying gas from the sonic boom. the meteor did damage but did not hit buildings. it came hours before an asteroid passed within 17,000 miles of earth. scientists say the two incidents were just a coincidence, astrological coincidence. not related. >> thousand of cruise ship passengers back home tonight, five days in disgusting conditions, clamoring for food. now an investigation is under way to figure out what caused the problem and what could have been done to avoid it. our report from mobile, alabama. >> reporter: after a celebration filled return to u.s. soil, passengers of the carnival triumph headed home trying to put memories behind them. >> i am getting on no cruise no more. first time and never again. >> trina of new york says after an engine fire cult power and knocked out the ship's sanitation system. raw sewage and garbage forced her on to the top deck for good. >> you could not go back in. to get to the room you
olympics in russia. >>> snow and lots of it out in denver. look at this, the city getting its biggest storm of the season. some places could see more than a foot by the time it wraps up late tonight, cause lots of flight delays and hundreds of cancellations at denver international airport. people in maine getting a nice dose of winter weather. portland getting between 6 and 10 inches of snow. snow there is on the wet and heavy side, and there's some worry that could cause power outages. so winter is not done with us. >> oh, no. it is still february. and it has no intentions of letting go. >> we haven't seen anything like that. >> we've had 1.5 inches of snow for our entire winter here in march. >> could we get a march storm? >> march 1993 was a good one. but when you see march, you know that you're really pushing it if you expect to see a lot of snow around here. we'll have a chance of getting a little winter weather coming up on tuesday. so stay tuned, everybody. may not be completely done with us just yet. though i don't think it's going to be a big issue around town. we'll talk about tha
. this week's "in case you missed it" is as wacky as ever. we start off in russia. >> in case you missed it, this guy adds new meaning to the term player's coach. we're in russia. this boy has a quick reaction. catches the pass -- unfortunately, that doesn't count. just remember, sharing is is caring. passing to your coach on the sidelines is a turnover. in michigan, how about getting some luck on your rear end. zack zenner showing fight for the western michigan play. hits the three-pointer at the buzzer while falling down. maybe it's the neon shoes. it's got to be the shoes. >>> hey kids, i'm open. during halftime of this week's pistons/knicks game, he tries to get in extra workout. only problem hrk the kids just keep playing. no thanks, mr. nba star. we've got this. >>> from getting shut out to yet another blackout. as if the super bowl power failure wasn't enoughment one day after the big game, the lights go out before tip between the kings and the jazz. the kicker, the outage occurs at the not so aptly named energysolutions arena. the solution was a bit quicker than their nfl counterpar
-ton meteorite streaked across the sky and landed in a remote part of russia, 90 miles east of moscow. scientists say it is not related to the 150-foot asteroid expected to pass within a near 17,000 miles of earth today. >>> the disabled carnival cruise ship that became a floating nightmare for thousands of passengers and crew finally docked overnight in mobile, alabama. relieved passengers said they were looking forward to hot showers and working toilets. many had high praise for the performance of the crew after an engine fire last weekend left the ship without power. >>> blade runner olympian oscar pistorius appeared today in court where his agent said he disputed the murder charge against him, quote, in the strongest possible terms. the south african aeth leet athlete wept openly as prosecutors said they would pursue a premeditated murder charge in the death of his girlfriend, reeva steenkamp. she was shot several times thursday inside pistorius' home. >>> quick roundup of what has you talking online. brad pitt and angelina jolie are uncorking a new project. they're about to release the first
prominent citizens had died in the crash of the president's plane on a trip to russia, passenger andres pinot couldn't get the images of the gruesome tv coverage out of his mind. >> you were thinking about that tragedy even as your preparing for your emergency? >> oh, yes. that had a big influence on my imagination. i did put my passport behind my shirt on my chest. >> to identify your body. >> yeah. yeah. >> if this ended badly. >> yeah. yeah. i was ready for the worst, hoping for the best. >> and the flight attendants knew that the fuel and time were running out. >> we do it or not? we have to do it. it was the longer five minutes of my life, actually. >> during those last five minutes, captain wrona gave up hope of somehow lowering the gear. he made a final calculation. they would have just one chance to touch the runway. captain wrona would have to somehow land the plane with the engines acting like the runners of a sled on a foamed down runway. if something went wrong, he couldn't attempt to go around again. the engines would be too damaged and he knew all too well of another dange
news this he can works images over russia with this meteor, all the energy released and had 1,000 people injured. as people looked a this image of this streaking across the sky say nothing of the asteroid that came been 17,000 miles of the united states or rather earth, this is scary stuff. but you have seen it before. >> well, it's a big rock, obviously, i think that was the size of a school bus. so, that's pretty big object. fortunately, it didn't land in the middle of a town in russia, a lot of people injured. there is a risk out there the universe is a very crowded place. we have stuff entering thes a not fear all the time. interesting when you are on the space station, look ac the shooting star, meet orrights, entering the atmosphere, you see those beneath you, a little bitdy disconcerting, they are all flying by u. >> mark kelly, thank you for being here. we know why we're here. ♪ to connect our forces to what they need, when they need it. ♪ to help troops see danger, before it sees them. ♪ to answer the call of the brave and bring them safely home. [ female announ
sochi, russia getting ready to host the world. most have had to build from scratch and forced the price tag to the games to more than $50 billion. there will be 12 new events debuting at the games, including ski and snowboarding slope style. ski halfpipe and team figure skating. how about that? i'm looking forward to that. >> you see couples. how big would a team be in interesting. >> be interesting to see. >>> 4:55 right now. finding themselves in a dangerous spot. >>> coming up at 5:10, the dramatic rescue after cameras catch two teens falling through the ice. >>> it may be the world's most popular social media site. we'll show you why more and more people are logging off of facebook. >>> monopoly makeover, the game pieces that if you're looking forward to spring break or a summer vacation, southwest airlines has the deal. customers can get a flight for as little as $100. the airline is offering fares based on distance. the closer you are, the cheaper the flight. it covers flights from april to june. you have to buy the tickets by midnight tomorrow though. >>> this morning, fewer peop
for the winter games in sochi, russia. she took gold and bronze in vancouver and is a four-time world cup champion. the most successful american skier in history. >> action. >> reporter: a favorite with sponsors, tabloids love her, too. her unconfirmed romance with tiger woods and her revelation that she's battled depression. >> hi, dad! >> reporter: but since she was 3 years old she's been happiest on the slopes. telling brian williams in 2010 that this is what she was born to do. >> i've given my entire life for the sport. >> reporter: there have been other heart-stopping falls. she came back from a terrible crash in torino two days later. but this time won't be easy. >> lindsey vonn is so tough, works so hard, if anyone can come back from this in time for the olympics, it's lindsey vonn. >> reporter: the heart of a champion, with a track record of beating the odds. chris jansing, nbc news, new york. >>> and still ahead as we continue tonight, millions of americans stuck in traffic at this very moment, in fact, losing their patience along with a ton of time and money. where the gridlock
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outguns the rebels. raining scuds on to civilians in aleppo on friday. with russia arming assad, rebel leaders threatened to boycott a team meeting with kerry later this week to protest the u.s. and europe's refusal to arm them. >> at this stage, isn't it time to revisit that policy? >> with a new secretary of state at a beginning moment of the second term of president obama, when he himself has expressed concerns about it, this moment is ripe for us to be considering what more we can do. >> reporter: as a senator, kerry said military aid should be considered. and hillary clinton and leon panetta both recommended arming and training some rebel units. but president obama rejected that proposal last year. fearing weapons would get into the hands of al qaeda supporters. but today, facing rebel pressure, kerry hinted at a policy shift. >> we are determined that the syrian opposition is not going to be dangling in the wind, wondering where the support is or if it's coming. >> reporter: before leaving london, kerry called a key opposition leader and talked him into showing up for the meeting
. >> translator: in fact, china has engaged with the u.s., uk, russia, germany and other countries to crackdown on cyber attacks. >> but top players in the intelligence world are not buying it. >> hayden, now a private security consultant says it's time to hold china accountable. >> don't treat me like a child. we know what you're doing and we have good evidence with regard to what you're doing and if you continue to do what you do, actions will have consequences and we make it part of a broader package of the american relationship. if we don't do this something cat strofk is going to happen over here. >> david faber of cnbc reporting for tonight's "rock center," up next for us this evening, dr. nancy snyderman investigates how it is a group of marines and military families came down with a very rare disease. victor! victor! i got your campbell's chunky soup. mom? who's mom? i'm the giants mascot. the giants don't have a mascot! ohhh! eat up! new jammin jerk chicken soup has tasty pieces of chicken with rice and beans. hmmm. for giant hunger! thanks mom! see ya! whoaa...oops! mom? i'm ok. grand
until the olympics are in sochi, russia, so we wanted a little vodka. come on in, boys. >> cute guys. >> finishing off our day. dewatchery. debachery. >> take a sip? >> yeah. >> all right, guys. put it on ice. thank you. >> what we're going to do, we're going to have a little race. that's your tube. this is my tube. i guess we get in them and go down. are you ready? >> look out for that thing. ready? okay. >> okay. >> look out for that. >> i don't want to go. >> i know. i'm just telling you. >> wait. >> what do you mean make sure? how do you steer the doggone thing? ready? set! ahh! >> that was fun! >> okay. >> how are you? >> how are you? >> i can't hear you. >> pull this off. >> wait a second, we're done with your "ladies home journal" thing? >> yes. let's drink, all right? >> what's wrong with you? >> look at these cute drinks you're going to sip your wine out of. >> thank you. >> adorable. >> nice sledding, by the way. >> what are these guys? >> keep your wine chilled or champagne chilled. they are like cold rocks but are more feminine, more beautiful. >> put them in the freezer?
nations for not doing more to end the killings. russia and china vetoed three u.s. backed resolutions to sanction the syrian government. >>> pope benedict xvi will mark ash wednesday, tomorrow, with a mass. it might be his last one as the pope. he plans to step down, of course, in about two weeks. the pope blamed frail health but there are still many questions about his decision. vatican officials disclosed today the pope had a pacemaker implanted ten years ago when he was still a cardinal. they also clarified that the pope will not be involved in the conclave that will let his success dash elect his successor. officials expect to announce the timing of the conclave and say by the end of the week. >>> doug is here with more on our weather after this spectacular day we had today. it is almost impossible to imagine we can have snow tomorrow. >> even for a meteorologis it is almost impossible to imagine snow on a day after 60 degrees. that's pretty much what we have. we have the forecast that's just too warm for most of us to get any significant snow out of this storm. it was looking goo
olympics in russia. that will air here on nbc. >>> caught on video. what not to do when you are in court. the rude gesture that earned a young woman a month behind bars. >>> veronica is tracking the storm system heading our way and will tell us what to expect. we gotta sell the car. where would we even start? get the car. hi howard. get in. hi, good to see you. start with an actual written offer when selling your car, no strings attached. carmax. start here. this just in to the news4 live desk. we are getting a word a juvenile passed away nine blocks from ravens stadium from m&t bank stadium. we do not know the victim's name. we don't know whether it was he or she. the victim, we do know, was stabbed. a juvenile was stabbed and killed nine blocks from m&t bank stadium. this just in to our newsroom. it is unclear if it is related to today's championship parade. we will stay on top of all details and bring them to you when they come into our newsroom. we are getting our first look this afternoon at dangerous explosion at gas plan in texas. the explosion happened earlier today. at the plant
. >>> olympic gold medalist lindsey vonn might not be ready to compete until russia. after a horrific looking accident on the slopes today. the crash puts her olympic hopes in jeopardy. vonn competing in the alpine world championships in austria. she comes off a jump and lands awkwardly on her right knee and then she goes down. it doesn't look good. afterwards it was announced vonn tore both her acl and mcl as well as fracturing a bone in her leg. pans and fellow skiers in absolute shock. vonn airlifted there the course to a local hospital to be treated for her injuries. vonn's sponsor red bull recently hired extra security because of a rumored relationship with tiger woods. she has been in the news a lot lately. let's hit the healllie pad. could the super bowl blackout been prevented? superdome officials were barned of potential power failure in october. they spent over a half a million bucks thinking they fixed the problem. blackout still being investigated. >>> world peace. striving for. but today world peace was suspended. well, we are talking about the lakers forward for grabbing brandon
open a year from today. venues are still spring up around sochi, russia. most have been built from scratch leading to a $50 billion price tag for the games. there will be lots of firsts in sochi. 12 new events are debuting. including competitions that originated at the x-games. ski and snowboard slope style and ski halfpipe. very daring sporting events. one of america's most recognizable skiers will have to make a major comeback in order to compete at the games. lindsey vonn is on her way back to the states after this terrible accident. she crashed at the world championships in austria tearing two knee ligaments and breaking a bone in her leg. doctors say she will not be back on the skis for another six to eight months. but her coaches say they fully expect her to compete in sochi. >>> it's been around since the 1930s. but today the world famous monopoly game is getting a makeover. we'll find out what replaces one of the iconic tokens. voting has been open to the public online to pick a diamond ring, a guitar, a toy robot, a cat r a helicopter. all of the original pieces, including
countdown starts today. >> we're exactly one year away from the opening. sochi russia is hosting. they build most venues from scratch with a price tag of $50 billion. there are already concerns about the weather. temperatures have been well above freezing in the black sea resort town this winter. but the mayor says that they are making plans to keep the games going with temps as high as 50 degrees. conditions are better in the surrounding mountains which have been getting plenty of snowfall. >>> the "today" show launches its countdown this morning starting at 7:00 right here. >>> they score. >> a tough start to the season is not getting any better for the caps. they dropped another game last night. this time to the toronto maple leafs 3-2. that gives them a league worst record of 2-7-1. that leaves a lot of catching up to do with the shortened season here. already 20% over. the caps will try to turn things around against the rival penguins tomorrow night. >>> two teams are recovering after -- teens are recovering after falling through ice on a frozen pond. look at this cell phone videoment t
to the opening ceremony officially starts today. sochi, russia, will welcome athletes from around the world a year from today. construction is at a high clip there as they build most venues from scratch. $50 billion. already concerns about the weather. temperatures have been well above freezing and in black sea resort town so far this winter. the mayor say they are making plans to keep the games going with temps as high as 50 degrees. conditions are better in the surrounding mountains which have been getting plenty of snowfall. >>> the "today" show transformed the plaza into mt. rockefeller for winter games competition. why can't we have that much fun? matt, savannah, natalie, willie geist finished an obstacle for us in front of fans. in the end, it was matt lauer's dump bucket technique that helped him finish ahead of his on-air competition. tom, you've got to make it snow for us. >> looks like fun. >>> looking now at the stories we're following this afternoon. we have a preview of things to come. hey, pat. >> coming up this afternoon on "news 4 at 4:00," "star wars" spins on. a spinoff st
. >>> one year away, we'll take you to russia where preparations for the winter olympics are under way. and want to get away? how you can get an airline ticket for just $49. >>> and veronica, what do you have coming up? >> talking about another storm before the week is over. for us it's just going to be a nuisance storm bringing mostly rain. for other parts of the country, could be some travel delays as the storm system winds up, could be a blizzard in the northeast. detail its on that coming up in detail its on that coming up in a hey america, even though they don't need one, detail its on that coming up in wes, clay, and demarcus tried on the depend real fit briefs for charity to prove how great the fit is even while playing pro football. the best protection now looks, fits and feels just like underwear. get a free sample and try one on for yourself. >>> we continue right now to follow breaking news. new photos just received from police show a large collection of weapons seized from the home of a trespass suspect. the 25-year-old was arrested for trespassing at north county high scho
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are recovering after a meteorite exploded over russia. it broke up over the ural mountain range this morning, sending a shockwave that shattered windows. scientists estimate it weighed between 10 and 11 tons and was traveling at 33,000 miles. >>> a man behind bars in connection with -- please arrest ed horrid is thompson. >> the nightmare continues for some carnival cruiseship passengers still trying to get home. they report more travel trouble as they try to get on connecting flights. a it can it can woman on board "triumph" claims she was forced to endure defloshl conditions. >> the weekend is coming on with a chill. >> say good-bye to the -- at all this weekend. then for sure, as we make or way through saturday. >> that's all rain right near probably getting into areas like -- a little heavier around winchester with a slight chance of even some sleet starting to mick in, why? >> that's -- down there is elkins already, some colder articles. 54 at leesburg, temperatures cooperation off, and i think by the time we get to 9:00, your city planner hour be hour, rain/snow mix, we'll take another
to grant bail this morning. >>> surveillance video from a school in russia showing when the meteorite blew by. you can see the giant flash of light while the students were practicing karate. a short time later a sonic boom blew out the windows. overall, the meteorite injured close to 1500 people. 46 reportedly still hospitalized. >>> the ultimate prize at the oscars may be a gold n statue. even the losers aren't going home empty handed. an l.a. marketing firm will hand out what it calls the everyone wins gift bag. these are party favors. trips to australia, hawaii and mexico. hand-painted tennis shoes. a water filtration system. a one-week stay at a fitness and weight loss retreat. there's more. something for the kids. classes with a professional all child circus. the contents are valued at more than $45,000. you know what, the people getting the gift bag, they don't need it. they can afford it. >> let's do the forecast, tom. >> you know what's worth more than that this morning? a puffy coat. that's all you need to stay happy and we'll have temperatures in the upper 30s later today. warmin
videos from russia never seem to disappoint. take a look, the driver was surprised to see that the vehicle came at the next gas pump was, in fact, a hang glider. after fueling up, it rolled on to the highway, waited for a break in traffic and then up to the sky. wouldn't that be a great way to commute? >> around here tbit would be a d deal. >> better than sitting at one of those red lights that david likes to run. >> bringing up past transgressions. i'm still making my to do list. buy the shotgun. >> why would you want to go there? okay. >> anyhoo, the weather. >> the storm system will cause all these problems. it's so strong, it actually generated a generated a turnpor outside of sacramento. they had a tornado, but snow reported in berkeley and oakland yesterday. you can see the severe side of this generating the rain through texas. snow making its way into parts of nebraska. we have lake-effect snow in 18 inches over the next 24 hours. we'll have your local forecast but first this message. >> sunrise over the potamac right now. and it is accompanied by wind. few clouds r
that the new secretary of state, john kerry, will face to getting rid of the assad reg seem russia. will he meet tomorrow in berlin with the russian foreign leader. that's a very big challenge. a visiting tour, nine countries in 11 days. natalie? >> andrea mitchell traveling with the secretary in london this morning. thank you. >>> more legal trouble for the pistorius family this morning as it's revealed the so-called blade runner's older brother is facing vehicular manslaughter charges for the death of a woman in a 2008 auto accident. meanwhile, pistorius awaits his trial for the murder of reeva steenkamp. >>> cuban president raul castro began what he says will be his final five-year term on sunday, tapping his top deputy to assume the presidency in 2016. he succeeded his brother, fidel castro, who led the cuban revolution in 1989. >>> on average, drivers can expect to pay $3.80 for a gallon of regular. >>> now let's head to wall street. cnbc's courtney reagan is at the new york stock exchange. good morning. >> good morning, natalie. all eyes on europe today. expect global stocks to fall i
by the time vonn took her vonn is expected to return for in time for the 2014 games in russia. >>> 61% of adult facebook users in our country took a break from the site for a few weeks at a time. 20% quit it altogether. reasons range from being too busy to getting bombarded with too much drama. i thought that's why we went on facebook. >>> budweiser is speaking of drama here, turns to social media to help name one of the stars of its super bowl commercial. the one everybody kind of choked up over. the anheuser-busch company named the 3 week old clydesdale foal hope. it was a popular suggestion from facebook, tweets, and messages it received after the commercial ran. we saw it over and over. >> we did. >>> there is a range of temperatures out will. we are already focussed on the possibility of our next storm. >> how big are we talking? >> it could be a really big storm as we make our way lou the day on friday. but the good news is that it will not be million provide. we have the rest of tonight, all of wednesday, thursday, and then we focused our attention on friday. right now a very n
. >>> a mine explosion in russia killed at least ten coal miners. this happened northeast of moscow. officials say the explosion might have been caused by a buildup of methane gas. nine workers are missing and four escaped to the surface. >>> today the white house will get more input from law enforcement agents on how to crackdown on gun violence. vice president joe biden will travel to philadelphia for a roundtable discussion about gun safety. law enforcement agents will be a part of that meeting. so will congressional leelders from pennsylvania, as well as deputy attorney general james cole. the vice president has been the obama administration's point person for the debate over gun control in recent weeks. >>> a 12-year-old was taken into police custody after sending a threatening e-mail to school administrators. police in san diego say the 7th grader wrote an e-mail saying he planned to shoot and kill a teacher and 23 other students. after identifying the student, police confiscated several rifles, hand guns and computers from the boy's home. the boy is currently being evaluated. no one els
in russia. nasa says it's the largest neat right to enter earth's atmosphere in more than a century. scientists estimate that space rock weighed about 10,000 tons, released 500 kilo tons of energy. 30 times larger than the nuclear bomb dropped on hiroshima. it hurt more than a thousand people, damaged close to 4,000 buildings. >> all right. let's check in with tom kierein now to find out what our forecast is doing out there. good morning. >> good morning. it's about the last we'll see of the sun before sunset. may see it again around sunsetment between now and then, a lot of clouds rolling in. live from the city camera on this tuesday morning, back to work and school. no precipitation locally i. but there is some moving in from waynesboro. a combination of rain, maybe mixing in with a little sleet and wet snow in the frederick county, northern loudoun. panhandle of west virginia. washington county, western maryland. this is heading off to the east. the northern suburbs, might have a few sprinkles moving through over the next hour or so. the bulk of the rain not arriving until mid-mo
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them from getting a nuclear weapon.31 tame, we'll engage russia to seek further reductions in our nuclear arsenals and continue leading the global effort to secure nuclear materials that could fall into the wrong hands. our ability to influence others depends on our willingness to lead and meet our obligations. america must also face the rapidly growing threat from cyber attacks. now, we know hackers steal people's identities and infiltrate private e-mails, we know foreign countries and companies swipe our corporate secrets. now our enemies are also seeking ability to sabotage our power grid, our financial institutions, our air traffic control systems. we cannot look back years from now and wonder why we did nothing in the face of real threats to our security and our economy. that's why earlier today, i signed a new executive order that will strengthen a cyber defenses by increasing information sharing and developing standards to protect our security, our jobs, and our privacy. but now -- now congress must act as well by passing legislation to give our government a greater capacit
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